News archive from 17 May 2015

Police seek CIA rendition flights dossier

Police seek CIA rendition flights dossier

POLICE investigating Scotland's role in the interrogation and alleged torture of terror suspects by the CIA are pushing US senators to allow them full access to a recently declassified report. A redacted version of the US Senate report, which was...

Scotsman, 23:59 in Politics
 
Capital Credit Union eyes ‘enormous scope’ for growth

Capital Credit Union eyes ‘enormous scope’ for growth

EDINBURGH'S Capital Credit Union is gearing up for major expansion that will extend its reach as far north as Angus, adding hundreds of thousands of potential new customers to its catchment area. Scotland’s third-largest ­credit union with assets of...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Comment: Nerves shredded by indyref and EU

Comment: Nerves shredded by indyref and EU

FIRST we had the crisis that was last September's independence referendum and the potential constitutional split of the UK. Then the deep concern of the corporate world around the general election and the spectre of a deeply fragmented, uncertain...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Fishkeeper Scotland in the swim with expansion

Fishkeeper Scotland in the swim with expansion

AQUATIC goods retailer Fishkeeper Scotland is set to invest £250,000 in an expansion that will see the firm establish a presence in Aberdeen and Dundee. The firm is taking on sites within branches of the Tesco-owned Dobbies Garden Centre chain in the...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Comment: Watch out for iceberg of next recession

Comment: Watch out for iceberg of next recession

COMMENTATORS were quick last week to hail good news: falling unemployment (south of the Border at least), a pickup in the rate of earnings growth, stronger readings on manufacturing and a fresh reassurance from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Jeff Salway: Conservatives must tackle inequality

Jeff Salway: Conservatives must tackle inequality

FEARS over the impact of an EU referendum were the only hint of gloom in the post-election commentary with which I was bombarded after May 7. Otherwise the response was relief, if not glee, at a Conservative victory that financial services firms view...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
M&S set for 4% increase in profits

M&S set for 4% increase in profits

MARKS & Spencer is this week set to deliver its first improvement in annual results in four years following an improving performance at its clothing 
division. Like-for-like sales at the retailer’s general merchandise arm grew 0.7 per...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Restoration of St Peter’s Seminary finally starts

Restoration of St Peter’s Seminary finally starts

WORK to transform the neglected remains of one of Scotland's great architectural masterpieces is to begin within days as part of a £7.5 million makeover to turn it into a world-class arts complex. The former St Peter’s Seminary at Kilmahew, in Argyll,...

 
Guyana swears in new president after multiracial bloc wins vote

Guyana swears in new president after multiracial bloc wins vote

Granger's APNU+AFC coalition, a recent fusion between the traditional black party and a smaller third party, broke the ruling Indo-Guyanese PPP party's 23 year grip on power in Monday's election. Thousands flocked to Georgetown's Parliament Square to...

 

England's Mike Brown talks of his fears since horror clash: 'You don't want to be facing depression and...

Mike Brown knows just what concussion feels like. Three years ago he was knocked out against Sale, turned a blind eye and stayed on the pitch to score the bonus point try that moved Harlequins to the top of the table. He has little memory of rounding...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Think Premier League players are the best paid in the world? Then think again...

Belgian footballers are the most valued in the world, earning higher salaries on average than those of any other nationality within Europe’s ‘Big Five’ leagues, a report will reveal this week. The average wage of Belgians across the Premier League, La...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Tom Cleverley in line to return to the England fold for fixtures against Ireland and Slovenia after...

Tom Cleverley is in line for an England comeback after his recent upturn in form, with Roy Hodgson naming his England squad for the friendly match against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin and the Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia on Thursday....

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Manchester United and Arsenal fight for Petr Cech... plus Roman Abramovich keen to make Gareth Bale a...

Manchester United will battle Arsenal for Petr Cech if David de Gea turns down the offer of a new contract and signs for Real Madrid. Madrid stepped up their bid to lure De Gea back to Spain after last week's Champions League semi-final exit against...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Arsenal are playing catch-up on Chelsea before next season, admits Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger admits that his team have fallen behind Chelsea this season with his London rivals having made a great leap forward. Arsenal look likely to finish more than ten points behind the Premier League winners this season - when last season they...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Manu Tuilagi 'will accept punishment' but Leicester Tigers will stand by him following assault convictions,...

Leicester will conduct further internal investigations into Manu Tuilagi’s convictions for assault and criminal damage, before deciding what disciplinary action to take against their England centre. The 23-year-old pleaded guilty on Thursday to three...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 


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